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The Current Status of the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area for 2021

April 21, 2021 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm

Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area; © Joe Hobbs
Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area; © Joe Hobbs

Please join the Yolo Audubon Society for the monthly virtual Members’ Meeting when Joe Hobbs, Manager of Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area, will give a talk on the current status of the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area (YBWA) for 2021.

We, here in Yolo County, are very lucky to have the 17,000-acre YBWA available for bird watching, hunting, fishing, K-12 education programs, walking/hiking and just plain ‘ole enjoyment of nature. Nestled between Davis and Sacramento within the Yolo Bypass, the YBWA is a fantastic mixture of wetlands and upland and home to various species of animals (fauna) and plants (flora). In addition to animals that raise their young here, it is an important feature in the Pacific Flyway serving as a waypoint for numerous bird species migrating from the Arctic and Canada to points further south, as well as those species that spend the winter here.

Joe is the current area manager for California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area. Joe has been a permanent employee for the Department for 21 years and has been the area manager for the last three years. Prior to coming to the wildlife area Joe worked for 13 years as the Statewide elk and pronghorn coordinator. He has also worked for the Departments Wetland Program, Timber Harvest, and Private Lands Management. Joe has a B.S. and M.S. degree from California State University, Sacramento. His M.S. was on the fall and winter distribution and habitat use of Tule Greater White-fronted Geese in the Sacramento Valley. He enjoys kayak fishing and spending time outdoors.

You must register (no cost) in advance for this program. It is NOT a requirement that you be an Audubon member to attend. Follow this link to register:

Zoom limits the number of participants to 100. 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Registrants will receive email updates about this online event, as well as periodic email updates about Yolo Audubon’s conservation work and how you can help birds. (You can unsubscribe at any time.)

Please note: Participants must have the Zoom desktop client downloaded on their computer or on their Apple or Android mobile phone or tablet to access the meeting. An account with Zoom is not necessary to join a meeting.

Visit to learn how to join a Zoom meeting. You may email Yolo Audubon Program Chair Ken Ealy before the meeting if you need assistance.